Boris Johnson survives vote of no-Confidence 

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends the National Service of Thanksgiving held at St Paul's Cathedral, during Britain's Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London, June 3, 2022. (Photo: Reuters)

On Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a vote. Still, he is now weakened after more than 40 percent of his Conservative Party voted against his continued tenure in office.

148 of the 359 Conservative Party legislators voted against Johnson in a secret ballot. A minimum of 180 votes against Johnson were required for his removal.

Since last year's disclosures that he and his staff held parties in his Downing Street office while Britain was under tight COVID-19 limitations, the prime minister has been under intense scrutiny.

Politicians from across the political spectrum have expressed worries about Johnson, and the public has reacted negatively to him. When he arrived last week for a service honoring the queen at her Platinum Jubilee, some in the crowd jeered.

After Monday's vote, Johnson referred to his victory as "convincing" and stated, "It means that as a government, we can move forward and concentrate on issues that I believe truly matter to the people."

He has expressed a desire to improve the economy and promote conservative ideas such as tax cuts.

Before the poll, Johnson promised party members, "I will lead you to victory once more."

In July 2019, Johnson became prime minister. By 2024, the next election must be held, and several Conservatives are concerned that the scandals would harm the party.

However, key Cabinet ministers have rallied around Johnson, highlighting his successes in administering the country's COVID-19 immunization campaign and his strong support for Ukraine in the wake of Russia's invasion.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, frequently cited as Johnson's potential successor expressed her support for the prime minister. "I am gratified that my colleagues have supported the Prime Minister, and I support him completely. "Now is the time to get to work," she added.

Publish : 2022-06-07 07:53:00

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